Latest News from Calbag Metals

May
12
Electronic Drop Off

Where Electronic Drop Off – Pays Off

Do you know where to find an electronic drop off for recycling?  Understanding how and where electronics can be recycled is important as these devices often contain dangerous chemicals and metals. When electronics end up in landfills, those chemicals and metals can leach, or enter the soil, moving down through the bedrock with the rains, and enter our waterways, poisoning…
May
3

Copper Value 11-Week Roller Coaster

Copper Value 11-Week Roller Coaster - Since February 1st, copper value has undulated violently, with 15 moves of 5 cents/lb or more. Weekly changes have averaged 12.8 cents/lb, more than 3 cents/lb higher than the average change of the prior 11 weeks was 9.4 cents/lb. Overall, Cu Comex is down 13.8 cents/lb since February 1st. "Markets and uncertainty have become…
Apr
28

China Tightening Restrictions on Scrap Import

Calbag Metals is well-positioned to meet the challenge of tighter scrap import restrictions as China prepares to expand its ban of scrap material. The People’s Republic of China is the largest consumer of scrap copper products, purchasing more than half of the world’s scrap copper supply in 2015, but is poised to prohibit certain scrap metals, including insulated copper wire (ICW), radiators,…
Sep
30

Higher Copper Prices! But, for How Long???

Everyone will agree copper prices have been volatile the last few months and when asked what is the cause of the lower value, most everyone would point their fingers at China, the largest consumer of US scrap copper. However, on Wednesday, several non-Chinese factors sent copper futures upward, which has many scrap producers saying, "YES! YES! YES!" The LME's 3-Mo copper…
Jun
18
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Replacing Old, Metal-framed Windows Adds Value in Hot Home Market

Ah, summer. The season of popsicles, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and for many, moving! Approximately half of all home sales occur during the summer months. With a red-hot housing market, buyers and sellers are doing everything they can to get the most out of their homes. If you are one of those that are moving into a new home this…
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